Baphomet is a deity that the Knights Templar were accused of worshipping, and that subsequently was incorporated into occult and mystical traditions. The name Baphomet appeared in trial transcripts for the Inquisition of the Knights Templar starting in 1307. It first came into popular English usage in the 19th century during debate and speculation on the reasons for the suppression of the Templars.
Since 1856, the name Baphomet has been associated with the “Sabbatic Goat” image drawn by Éliphas Lévi, which contains binary elements representing the “symbolization of the equilibrium of opposites” (e.g. half-human and half-animal, male and female, good and evil, on and off, etc.). On one hand, Lévi’s intention was to symbolize his concept of balance that was essential to his magnetistic notion of the Astral Light;] on the other hand, the Baphomet represents a tradition that should result in a perfect social order.
So the templar never use this image as they are 500 years apart.
According to a TV Series Les Rois Maudits 2005, with English subtitles The Accursed Kings, Molay was clear from the Papal Court. They transfer him to Philip Court, where he (and another one) were sent to the stake by Philip’s relatives, mainly the sons and Nogaret.
I always refused to believe any of the accusations against the Templars; you have to wear their shoes and see for yourself. They call themselves Christian (In that time, the Catholic of today), and they are monks, soldiers-monks. I don’t know if you have a little idea of who are the monks, but I find them fanatic; today, we call them Jesus Freaks. Soldiers who put their life in danger to take Muslims out of Israel.
You will tell me that those guys didn’t fight in Israel because of the time apart from the Third Crusade (1189–1192) and the arrestation of 1307 truth. After 115 years, they were still thinking of going back one day to remove the Muslims, as we can see in the TV Series Knightfall.
Third Crusade, Richard Lion Heart and Al-Nasir Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub (Peace on his soul) know as Salah ad-Din (Saladin).
Neither side was entirely satisfied with the results of the war. Though Richard’s victories had deprived the Muslims of important coastal territories and re-established a viable Frankish state in Palestine, many Christians in the Latin West felt disappointed that he had elected not to pursue Jerusalem’s recapture. Likewise, many in the Islamic world felt disturbed that Saladin had failed to drive the Christians out of Syria and Palestine. Trade flourished, however, throughout the Middle East and in port cities along the Mediterranean coastline. The Third Crusade was by almost any measure a highly successful expedition. Most of Saladin’s victories in the wake of Hattin were wiped away. The Crusader kingdom was healed of its divisions, restored to its coastal cities, and secured in peace with its greatest enemy. Although he had failed to reclaim Jerusalem, Richard had put the Levant Christians back on their feet again.
I didn’t search if they had peace during the two crusades before, anyway, my point is I’m sure that you can see like today a Christian, a Jew and a Muslim sitting together discussing Jesus, God and the Bible. Pretty sure that the templars had a revelation about what when on a thousand years ago. I don’t think they kept one tenet of any other faith. Other than that worshiping the devil, spitting on the cross, etc., I do not see it from a Catholic religious order.
The Chinon Parchment is a historical document discovered in September 2001 by Barbara Frale, an Italian paleographer at the Vatican Secret Archives. Based on this document, she has claimed that, in 1308, Pope Clement V absolved the last Grand Master, Jacques de Molay, and the rest of the Knights Templar leadership from charges brought against them by the King of France.
The Parchment is dated 17 – 20 August 1308 at Chinon, France. Bérenger Fredoli wrote it, Etienne de Suisy and Landolfo Brancacci, Cardinals of Saints Nereus and Achileus, St. Cyriac in Thermis and Sant’Angelo in Pescheria respectively. The Vatican keeps an authentic copy with reference number Archivum Arcis Armarium D 218, the original having the number D 217 (see below for the other Chinon Parchment published by Étienne Baluze in 1693).
The existence of this document has long been assumed. In the bull Faciens misericordiam, promulgated in August 1308, Clement V explained that Templar leaders were supposed to be brought to Poitiers in order to be questioned by the Pope himself, but “since some of them were so unwell at that time that they could not ride and could not by any means be brought into our (i.e. the Pope’s) presence” three cardinals were sent out to perform the necessary inquiries at Chinon. The commissioned envoys were instructed to create an official record of their investigations. According to the bull, upon returning, they presented the Pope with “the confessions and testimonies of the Master as mentioned above and Commanders written down as spoken as a legal record by notarial attestation”. Besides, a letter exists, supposedly written by the three cardinals to King Philip IV. They inform him of the absolution granted to the high-ranking officers of the Knights Templar (published by Étienne Baluze). The Chinon Parchment text is also supported by records in register Avignonese 48 of the Vatican Secret Archives, published in Processus Contra Templarios.
Another Chinon parchment has long been known to historians, having been published by Étienne Baluze in 1693 and by Pierre Dupuy in 1751. This other Parchment is dated August 20, 1308, also at Chinon; it was written by cardinals Bérenger Fredol (cardinal priest of Saints Nereus and Achileus), Etienne de Suisy (cardinal priest of Saint Cyriac in Thermis), and Landolfo Brancaccio (deacon of Sant’Angelo in Pescheria). Addressed to Philip IV of France, the Parchment states that absolution had been granted to all those Templars who had confessed to heresy and that the writers had “restored them to the Sacraments and to the unity of the Church”.
In religion, a relic usually consists of the physical remains of a saint or the personal effects of the saint or venerated person preserved for purposes of veneration as a tangible memorial. Relics are an important aspect of some forms of Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Shamanism, and many other religions. Relic derives from the Latin reliquiae, meaning “remains”, and a form of the Latin verb relinquere, to “leave behind, or abandon”. A reliquary is a shrine that houses one or more religious relics.
Search the web or YouTube, you’ll find out that the Catholics have a lots of them.
One of the earliest sources that purports to show the efficacy of relics is found in 2 Kings 13:20–21:
20 Elisha died and was buried. Now Moabite raiders used to enter the country every spring. 21 Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man’s body into Elisha’s tomb. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet. (NIV)
They have Jesus’ pieces of the cross, Jesus’ torn crown, in Montreal we have Saint André’s heart. (On March 16, 1973, the heart of Brother André disappeared from the vault of Saint Joseph’s Oratory, without any trace of an offense). Bones of saints even the head of Mary of Magdala, The Skull of Mary Magdalene in St Maximin Basilica in France. As see here they love that and every church, holy table known as altar, contain a relic.
The Baphomet, really is not the devil, not at all, at the end of the war in Israel, on their way home, the templar stopped in Constantinople, they received has a gift, or obtained somehow a skull, a Bishop told them that it was the Head of John The Baptizer. They carry the skull with them in France, and they have religious ceremonies with it, probably walking around has they do with the skull of Mary of Magdala.
Footsteps of the Magadalene – Saint Maximin la Sainte Baume
Conclusion, the templars where not guilty of anything’s, and where burn by King Philip Le Bel.
No devil where worshiped.
Abp. Eric Michel